Category: Social Networks

On Communication and Censorship

Okay, this will be my last quote from the Illuminatus! Trilogy, but it is a doozy in that it again shows its prescience for todays issues 30 years ago. A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebra… more »

Communication is Possible Only Btwn Equals

01/13/08 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Economic Development, Community, Social Networks
Amazing how what is read in some novel seems to relate to another item found in a totally different context. I refer to yet another excerpt from the Illuminatus! Trilogy and supports a little blurb that Ed Morrison put up on BFD a couple of weeks ago.… more »

Idea Generation Thru the Ages

12/24/07 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Economic Development, Social Networks
The wacky book, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, is of what if all the conspiracy theories were true and that a single entity was behind it all. Nutty stuff, but it is sci-fi so reality is suspended. Yet it has this nice passage about ideas. It is hard to ge… more »

Watch the Cowpies on the Cowpath

12/25/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Social Networks
Ton Zylstra relates to the opening keynote speech at the 2nd International Symposium in Media informatics. Marc Smith of M$ Research proposed: .. let's shelve the word 'community' and use and study the term collective action instead. There are over 150… more »

No Borders

11/27/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, Community, Social Networks
Valdis posted about network weaving in Latvia. His best quote was: Local network weaving is great, but global network weaving is better! I just experienced much of the same thing, but while sitting on my duff in front of the computer monitor (like I'… more »

Cafe Culture Italian Style

06/18/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Community, Social Networks, Coffee
I've been working too much. That is a statement of fact, though Sarah at Phoenix may think otherwise. So I have been very intentional to give myself ME time that does NOT include computers, wifi, civic stuff, PR writing, web coding....any of that even… more »

Anti COPE efforts

I got a couple of emails that are showing that the fight is not over. Thanks to Amy, Des, and some guy named Fred. Spread the word. Send this link ( on to others. Spread the word among people you know -- via… more »

Why Community Wifi in NYC

04/22/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: WiFi, Community, Social Networks
Dana Speigel, the Founder and Exec Dir of NYCWireless posted about a balanced article in the New York Press about the nationwide phenomenae of comunnity wireless networks. (See what happens if you have more than one newspaper in town!) Just replace N… more »

Restoring Checks and Balances

04/19/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Blogging, Political, Social Networks
So much in the NEOBlogsphere is around the MSM control of information, the lack of transparency in our public policy decisions, the apparent merging of political party "pragmatism" accompanied by empty partisan rhetoric, ineffectiveness of the built-in… more »

Corporate Blogging Fear

04/18/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Blogging, Business, Social Networks
Thanks to Ton for reintroducing Jon Husband's Wirearchy blog to me. I don't know when or why Jon got dropped from my blogroll/bloglist, especially when he has this kind of stuff. Jon has this to say in response to a thread on corporate legal liabili… more »

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